Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 26th Mar 2002 20:24 UTC, submitted by Jean-Baptiste Queru
Syllable, AtheOS Bill Hayden did the obvious: He forked AtheOS (which is technically similar to BeOS) and used its app_server and Interface Kit (without the use of X11) and rest of its kits on top of the 2.4.x Linux kernel. While the AtheOS kernel has some very nice features, by being modular, semi-microkernel, with good preemptive/multithreading support etc., it lacks a solid VM and swap support and of course, it lacks a good driver support, things that the Linux kernel provides. Bill Hayden accounced his fork on the AtheOS mailing list and made known that the "Atheos API has been merged with the BeOS API, there is PowerPC support, gcc 3.0.X compatiblity and OpenTracker/Deskbar as the desktop manager".
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use BSD it's hype free
by akhar on Wed 27th Mar 2002 06:27 UTC

why the linux kernel? why not use another kernel. I really do not see the advantages of using linux vs another free kernel. plus it being GPL you would just be doing a different linux distro not an OS. take a look at NetBSD (it is truly free and multi-platform, has a great driver system). and can I prsume you'll be using kernel 2.4?(the most unstable linux kernel) speaking of VM :